Tim Sandlin

Tim Sandlin (born 1950) is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Born in Oklahoma, Sandlin spent his early summers in Wyoming while his father worked seasonally for Grand Teton National Park. Sandlin worked over 40 entry-level jobs including driving an ice cream truck, skinning elk, cooking in a Chinese restaurant, trail inventory for the Forest Service, caretaker of rental cabins, gardener for the Rockefellers, pizza parlor manager, belt buckle buffer, and multiple dishwashing jobs. Throughout this period he lived most of the year on public lands, first in a tent and later in a Cheyenne tipi. He has published 10 novels and a book of columns. Three of his books, ''Skipped Parts'', ''Sorrow Floats'', and ''Sex and Sunsets'', have been produced as movies. His other novels include ''Western Swing'', ''Rowdy in Paris'', ''Honey Don’t'', ''Lydia'', ''The Fable of Bing'', ''Social Blunders'', ''Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty'', and ''The Pyms, Unauthorized Tales of Jackson Hole''. He has also written 11 screenplays for hire. ''Sex and Sunsets'' served as the basis for the screenplay of the 2013 Canadian film ''The Right Kind of Wrong''. ''Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty'' and ''Rowdy in Paris'' are in pre-production for movies.

He lives in Jackson, Wyoming with his wife, Carol, and daughter, Leila. Provided by Wikipedia